Wednesday, March 14, 2012


dC and I try to recycle, donate, reuse, and thrift as often as possible.  While cooking the other night I decided to pull a Rachel Ray and throw all of my trimmings, peels, and scraps into a bowl on our counter instead of lugging the garbage can out.  When I was finished I realized that I had more food waste than regular garbage! Thus the idea to begin composting began! I read helpful hints here, and here.  Then I grabbed the family and headed outside to see what we could do!

First dC drilled holes in two storage bins for drainage and aeration.

Then I had the kids rake the yard and collect the debris for the first layer in the bottom.

Then to add some dirt to the buckets, dC dug up our garden.  This is what happens when you forget a carrot from last year's get a ginormous one!

Then the last thing was to add our kitchen scraps and mix them in. 

We also poured some water on top to help with the decomposition.  It's been fun to reduce the amount of garbage that goes into the landfills and in a few months we'll have some great compost for our garden!

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